There is no reason your first crochet project can't be a wearable fashion accessory! Simple repeats of two stitch patterns give sophisticated texture, and color if you choose, to this scarf or cowl.
Pattern is presented without abbreviations (and then with abbreviated text highlighted) to aid in learning to read a simple pattern.
Adding yarn, changing color, surface crochet, and fringing are all explained in this pattern for the beginning crocheter.
14 st and 13 rows = 4" in sc
375 yards of Worsted weight
I learned to crochet from my grandmother when I was eight, and can't remember not crocheting since. I work for a Local Yarn Shop and especially love it when knitters pick up my crocheted samples and want to make them! Crochet is so versatile and so fast - perfect for people like me with a short attention span!